Alvin Abraham Siegal, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 25, 2018. Alvin was born in Cleveland on Aug. 20, 1923.
He was a graduate of John Adams High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II being stationed in the South Pacific.
Upon his return to Cleveland, he attended the Case Western Reserve University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After college, he and his partner, Carl Milstein, formed Alvin Homes, specializing in developing the western suburbs of Cleveland.
After his successful career in building, Alvin entered the profession of mortgage banking. Starting with three employees, the company he founded, Leader Mortgage, would eventually employ 200 people with locations in several cities.
Becoming the largest mortgage banking company in Ohio, Alvin served as president of Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association and treasurer of the National Association of Mortgage Bankers. Alvin also served as president of the Warrensville Center Synagogue, now known as Oheb Zedek-Cedar Sinai Synagogue.
Alvin also held positions as a board member and various officer’s roles within the community, including Menorah Park, Israel Bonds of Cleveland, Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Siegal College Foundation, just to mention a few of his activities on behalf of this community he loved.
Alvin is survived by his beloved wife, Laura (nee Boxerbaum). Loving father of Michael Siegal and Kirk (Jurate) Schneider. Devoted grandfather of Cathryn (Robert) Siegal Bergman, Justine Siegal, Lindsey (Ilana) Siegal and Benjamin Schneider. Adored great grandfather of Jasmine Warren, Jeremiah, Rueben and Asher Siegal and Henry Bergman. Dear brother of the late Marcia Siegal and cherished son of the late Minnie and Harry Siegal. Dear brother-in-law of Arlene and Norman Golovan and uncle of Bruce, Gary (Karen) and Ronald (Lisa) Golovan.
Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Oheb Zedek-Cedar Sinai Synagogue, 23749 Cedar Road in Lyndhurst. Interment is at Zion Memorial Park. Family will receive friends following services and interment until 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Beechmont Country Club, 29600 Chagrin Blvd. in Orange. Shiva will be observed from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the residence, 28950 S. Woodland Blvd. in Pepper Pike.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Living Program c/o Case Western Reserve University.